posted by MOZangeles (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jul 6, 2006
Member since Sep 2005
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
All I have to say is GET IT. You won't be disappointed. It's fun in single player or online. The frame rate does slow down here and there but isn't that bad. If you don't buy it then get it through GAMEFLY.
LOTR is a great game. Its VERY close to the PC version of what an RTS is. Once the controls are learned, it gets pretty intense. And the learnig curve is quick!!! Creating the characters from the movie is amazing! Big trolls, Orcs, Uru-kai, and the wizards and elves and dwarfs, OH MY! I wasnt really a fan of RTS games before, but this game changed that. When you play for 7 hours straight, you know its great! The only reason its not a 10 is because of a LITTLE frame rate drop during the epic 1000 vs. 1000 unit battles! Other than that, it rules!!! If you like RTS' and own an XBOX 360, then this a must buy / rent! Thanks! ---LPG!
posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Mar 15, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
For big big fans of LOTR, this game is great. For more casual observers, it's an ok game. It looks pretty good, and the controls get easy enough after some practice. The problem of creating a real time strategy game for a console controller has mostly been solved here.
My biggest complaint is that it just gets too repetitive after a while, and it almost starts to play itself. You can build your basic base components and then all you need to do most of the time after that is click to tell your troops where to go. When they get there, they know to start fighting. You can micromanage that battle if you want to, but you really don't have to most of the time.
So that loses me after a few battles have gone by. I didn't finish even half of the game because I felt like I already knew what it was going to be like and I basically had already played it. It was fun what I played, but that was enough.